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Common Router Bit Profiles

  • Straight Bits - make straight cuts such as dadoes and grooves.
  • Rabbeting bits - cut a notch along the edge of a workpiece.
  • Flush-trim Bits - trim the edge of one workpiece to match the edge of another.
  • Chamfer Bits - cut a bevel on the edge of a workpiece.
  • Round-over Bits - soften the edge of a workpiece.
  • Beading Bits - cut a rounded decorative edge.
  • Molding Bits - combine edge-forming profiles into one bit.
  • Specialty Bits - such as dovetail, stile-and-rail, and panel-raising bits - used for a specific task.

Router Bits

The cutting tool that is used with a router, called the router bit, comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, and each one is designed to produce a specific type of cut or profile. Rockler offers different kinds of router bit profiles:

  • Straight - To make straight cuts such as dadoes and grooves.
  • Rabbeting - To cut a notch along the edge of a workpiece.
  • Flush-trim - To trim the edge of one workpiece to match the edge of another.
  • Chamfer - To cut a bevel on the edge of a workpiece.
  • Round-over - To soften the edge of a workpiece.
  • Beading Bits - To cut a rounded decorative edge.
  • Molding - To combine edge-forming profiles into one bit.
  • Specialty - Used for a specific task such as dovetail, stile-and-rail, and panel-raising bits.

For woodworkers, the most common router bits used include straight router bits, spiral bits, roundover bits, cove bits, and rabbeting bits. These router bits are workshop staples and offer versatile functionality for every project. While most router bits perform specific tasks, a few can be used for a wide variety of functions, making them well worth the price.

At Rockler, each router bit is made of high-quality carbide and sharpened with diamond abrasives. For high-quality router bits, shop Rockler’s line of tools and accessories for guaranteed performance and satisfaction.